Who is more important... the playwright or the cast and crew? Defend your assertion with your logic and some examples. 2. Also, how did your first performance in class go? What did it feel like before, during, and after?
I believe the playwright should be more important that the cast and crew because they are the people who write the plays that the cast and crew present. A playwright makes the play happen, the cast and crew help with the play. I liked my first performance and it went well. It was easy because I've been in talent shows so I know what it's like being in large crowds.
1) How did you begin? Did you brainstorm, get struck by a spark of imagination, or begin with by recounting a personal story, etc?
2) Has thinking about objective and tactics aided in your writing of an interesting story? Give an example of a tactic your character is using...
3) What theatrical genre would you call your monologue at this point and why?
I didn't start until a few days because I didn't have any ideas for a good monologue. Thinking about me objective and tactics did help with my monologue. An example is my character is using sadness to portray his problems. I don't have a genre for this monologue because it has a mix.
Consider your monologue... Give a synopsis of your story and the character you're going to portray. What are you doing to prepare yourself for the performance? How might you bring physicality to your character?
I am portrayed as a witness in a court case, one of the main witnesses. I am saying my script out loud to try to remember the words. If I brought physicality I would want to point to who I would be talking to or have some sort of hand gesture to show what happened.
Reflect on your monologue performance. What its like in preparation and anticipation? What was your experience during the delivery of your monologue? What parts do you feel went really well. What parts so you know you'd want to improve upon? Also, what was it like being an audience for your peer's monologues?
I just thought of some random stuff to make it sound cool as my preparation. I thought that my experience was pretty good, I did have some stops but it wasn't that bad as my first time. I thought that I was well during the beginning and the end but in the middle I started to forget some stuff. I want to improve my middle section to try not to stop. I thought that my other peers did great during there monologue.
Describe the beginning concept for your set design. What elements of your inspiration collage did you draw upon? What is the basic stage scene you're setting in your design? Is there a strong design concept yet it regard to style, form, texture, color, etc.?
My set design is a apartment that a a man was kidnapped and is stuck there. The door is jammed, there's blood everywhere and yet everything is still working. There is a TV, refrigerator, sink, stove, and outlets. The basic stage scene is the apartment and its suppose to look scary and gruesome. There isn't a lot of strong designs in my set but there is a chair and table, a lot of foam and cardboard used as the walls and appliances.
Reflect on the creative process of working from inspiration through to presenting your set design. What were the ah-ha moments of inspiration and the challenges you had to be creative to overcome? What's your overall impression of the growth of your creative muscle through the process of this project?
Some ah-ha moments on my set design was my collage and the blood around the set design. Some challenges I had to be creative was to find a way to make the set design not so bland. It first was without the blood just being a regular apartment but turned out into a bloody, horror story. I liked my design, I wish that I was more creative in some parts of the design but the process was fun.
What's at least one takeaway from what you heard today?
A takeaway that I heard was that there are other jobs in the theater business than acting or performing. There are set designing, producing, or press agent.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.